Employment Opportunities

Temple University’s Institute for Survey Research has ongoing employment opportunities for Experienced Field Interviewers. Field Interviewers will make face-to-face visits to randomly selected households and conduct interviews with selected respondents using an electronic laptop. All necessary training will be provided.

Field Interviewer


Bilingual Spanish/English candidates are encouraged to apply!

Field Interviewer Requirements:

  • Graduate from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 6 months of field interviewing experience
  • Organizational skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently, as a team leader and team player
  • Availability to work 40+ hours per week for large blocks of time, primarily evenings, and weekends
  • Ability to maintain appropriate communication with supervisor via daily electronic and telephone communication.
  • Ability to work in diverse communities
  • Available, reliable transportation to meet the demands of the assignments. Proof of a valid driver’s license and auto insurance are - required when driving for Temple ISR field interviewing
  • Ability to easily operate an electronic tablet and/or laptop and familiarity with Windows OS, spreadsheets and databases
  • Access to reliable internet or Wi-Fi connection
  • Ability to accurately and legibly document, complete, and submit all associated study materials, such as questionnaires, consent forms, timesheets, travel advances and expense reports, in a timely fashion
  • Ability to speak and communicate well with the public
  • Ability to present research study goals and objectives in a professional and ethical manner
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 15 pounds door-to-door of project-related equipment and materials
  • Ability to adjust to the environment outdoors and weather conditions as encountered
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to climb stairs (various numbers of flights) as needed

We offer:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid technical training
  • Travel and expense reimbursement
  • Hourly pay rate of $13-$15 per hour depending on experience

Non-Temple University applicants will be employees of a third party staffing agency which ISR contracts for personnel and payroll services. Those applicants will be hired and paid directly through the payroll division of this third party.